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Which
would you
eat?
Agroecosystems
Which factors affect the
selection of food species?
Why do people eat what they do?
Where and how is it produced?
What is an agroecosystem?
• A natural ecosystem that has been modified to
optimize the production of human food.
• It usually has been adapted to make the most
of available resources.
• Sometimes it has been modified to minimise
environmental impact.
Ethical choices
Irrigation
Soil fertility
Selection of species
Climate
Fertilisers and
pesticides
Mechanisation
pests
Religion
topography
Factors which affect the production of these
food species/products?
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Environmental
Social
Religious
Ethical choices
Technological
HW
Pick 1 food species/product.
Research how and where it
is produced.
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Hill Sheep Farming in Wales
Dairy farming in South West England
Wheat farming in Western Australia
Rice farming in India
Soft fruit farming
Lama farming in the Andes
Sugar beet
Pate de foie gras
Free range eggs
Cattle herding in Africa
Pork
Organic food
Locally grown